From the title of this blog post, I don't want anyone to get alarmed. Noting major or tragic has happened in my personal life, just something that's a big bother.
Something happened to me yesterday that left me in a pretty glum mood. The wire on my long standing graphics tablet was getting frayed and would sometimes short out and not function properly. As many can see who have read this far into the comic can see that digital coloring and editing has now become integral to producing the comic, and using a pen/stylus based graphics tablet is 100 fold better than using a mouse. So I figured that it was time to look into an upgrade.
I did some research as to what my next tablet upgrade should be. I came across something that looked pretty nice and I went ahead an purchased it, and it was a pretty awesome tablet. I was really getting used to the feel and the new features of this tablet purchase. Then yesterday, when I was planning on doing a lot of color work, the functionality of it goes kaput! The driver suddenly doesn't recognize the tablet and every option for trying to get it to work myself (besides opening it up and seeing for myself) couldn't bring functionality back to it.
I know that all sounded kind of vague, as of right now I am e-mailing the purchaser back and forth so I don't want to sully any products or services just yet. For right now I am coloring back on my old tablet.
It's hard to say how You should react to things in life that you don't expect to happen to you in life but there is one piece of advice I can give for certain after yesterday, ALWAYS HAVE A BACKUP PLAN! I didn't totally know if my old tablet would be of use so I didn't just scrap it or give it away. Now it has become almost invaluable. That piece of advice might not be as colorful as my other blog posts but I guess it's important to know what to keep around and not just throw away as junk.
-Hope you're enjoying the comic.